When Richard H. Thornton Chair Jer Bryant was looking for nominations for this year’s Thornton Reading series, Dr. Cheryl Coleman knew immediately who she’d like to see on the lineup: Margaret Renkl.
Poet and actor David Mills will read from his latest work, “Boneyarn,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Admission is free and the public is invited, but face coverings are required.
Like spring flowers, poetry will soon start popping up all over campus. In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the University of Lynchburg’s School of Humanities and English department will sponsor the “Pandemic Poetry Project,” a two-week-long, public humanities initiative, April 12-25.
Dr. Meghan McGuire, an assistant professor of English at the University of Lynchburg, has launched “Writers Recycle,” an on-campus initiative to recycle used writing instruments. Through the program, used mechanical and wooden pencils, and pens, markers, highlighters, and their caps will be collected and recycled.
Treney Tweedy ’97, ’20 MBA was recently appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the board of directors of the New College Institute. The state-funded group, located in Martinsville, Virginia, offers degrees — bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate — through partnerships with colleges and universities across the commonwealth.
University of Lynchburg English professor Dr. Nina Vest Salmon is the 2019-20 recipient of the T. A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence. The honor is given out annually by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Aly Bonilla ’22 was one of five students from across the U.S. chosen by the Bonner Foundation to participate in its 2020 National Summer Internship Program. Bonilla, an English major from Norwalk, Connecticut, also is only the second University of Lynchburg Bonner Leader ever to be selected for the internship.
The University of Lynchburg has announced a new, interdisciplinary program. Starting in Fall 2020, students can major in Africana studies.
Terrance Hayes, an award-winning poet and 2014 MacArthur fellow, will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall at the University of Lynchburg.
Professor of English Laura Marello will read from her work at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Daura Gallery at Dillard Fine Arts Center.